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Mikkeller Baghaven Kriek Vanilje

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 1, aged 18 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Oak fermented Danish Wild Ale with cherries, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend 1, with a best before date of July 2024. Poured into a Mikkeller Baghaven Zalto Bordeaux stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep reddish purple colour with a one finger purple head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, cherry, cinnamon, cherry pit, almond, oak, with hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Wow, excellent and really enjoyable aroma and flavours that align to my palate. Must buy in my opinion.

Mikkeller Baghaven Rubus of Rose

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.2%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 2, aged 14 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Wine barrel fermented Danish Wild Ale aged on fresh raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, blend 2, with a best before date of February 2029. Poured into a Mikkeller Baghaven Zalto Bordeaux stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy ruby red colour with a two fingered pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, jammy, raspberry, with slight funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, jammy, raspberry, redcurrants, hay, lightly funky, with notes of oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really enjoyed the aroma and flavours here with intense jammy raspberry leading the way.

Penyllan The Mistress Bourbon

Brewery: Penyllan Brewery
Country: Denmark
ABV: 13%
Style: Baltic Porter
Other Notes: At Penyllan we focus on brewing small batches of beer, aged slowly on wood with our house culture of wild yeast. We are inspired by the changing seasons and the wealth of ingredients available to us on our beautiful island

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The Mistress is inspired by the strong and dark baltic porters that, for centuries, has been brewed and consumed by people around the Baltic Sea. Among them the inhabitants of the island where our brewery is. Brewed traditionally with a mix of domesticated and wild yeast and then put to rest in freshly emptied bourbon barrels for a full four years.

Black and viscous with a small tan head. Aroma is dominated by tobacco, leather, dried fruit, smoke, and warm asphalt. Mellow carbonation and slick mouthfeel with complex flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, burned sugar and black cherries. The bourbon character is well integrated and manifests as vanilla, wood and a hint of warming alcohol. Long mouth coating aftertaste with sticky caramel sweetness and lingering roasted bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottle 432 of 858, 2015 vintage, with a best before date of May 2030. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly but left some sparse but spotty lacing.
Aroma: Leather, roasted malts, dark fruit, plum, prunes, bourbon, with light notes of chocolate.
Taste: Sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit, plum, oak, bourbon, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Flavours were nice and complex in little sips, but the sweetness was too intense for me to drink too much at a time. Was hoping for more roasty bitterness to help balance out the sweetness.

Warpigs Youreallyfuckedmeup & Imreallyfuckingfurious

Brewery: Warpigs Brewpub
Country: Denmark
ABV: 11.4%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Water, hops, oats, barley malt, yeast, lactose, dextrose, coffee, vanilla beans, & palm sugar

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Coffee Stout.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.32
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml black waxed bottle, with a best before date of 1st April 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, licorice, chocolate ice cream, with caramel and sweet milk notes.
Taste: Moderately sweet, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, sweet milk, licorice, caramel.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s a very enjoyable sipper. But it’s a sipper more because of it’s sweetness than it’s high abv, as the alcohol is very well hidden. Aroma was excellent, and the taste matched it well.

Mikkeller George Calvados BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 12.12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in calvados barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 30th October 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark malt, light roast, chocolate, licorice, wood, nuts, calvados.
Taste: Light sweetness, dark malt, light roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, nutty, calvados notes, with a slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper on a cool night with good aroma and flavours.